Malaysian flautist Japheth Law performs regularly with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Japheth is supported by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship and a recipient of the 2022 Musicians’ Company Award.
Having won the 2021 British Flute Society Competition’s Best Piccolo Performance and Audience Prize in the Young Artist category, Japheth was also a laureate of the 2018 Malaysian Wind Prize and a recipient of the Yamaha Music Malaysia scholarship. A passionate chamber musician, he won RBC’s Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize together with his trio, and they were also finalists in both the Town Hall Symphony Hall and Leamington Music prizes.
Japheth began his flute lessons with Iun Chen Kim in his hometown, Kuching, and later studied with Yukako Yamamoto, Hristo Dobrinov, and Sonia Croucher. In 2015, he was accepted into the highly-acclaimed flute studio of Trevor Wye, which typically accepts postgraduates and young professionals, and later that year became the youngest graduate of the studio. After receiving a full scholarship to study at the UCSI University in 2016, Japheth continued his undergraduate studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC). He has performed in masterclasses given by Andrea Oliva, Emily Beynon, Kevin Gowland, Kathleen Stevenson, and Joshua Batty.
Japheth is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies at the RBC under a full scholarship, studying with Marie-Christine Zupancic and Andrew Lane.
Musicians’ Company Award: Musicians’ Company Award 2022
Page Updated: July 2022
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